Thursday, April 11, 2013

Blue Moon

Hi all! Hope life is treating you nicely! The weather here has been bipolar, and I just woke up to a window full of snow. I'm not too impressed with April thus far, but hopefully things turn around next week. Anyway, this is a manicure that I did while at home, so I didn't have my usual polishes and tools. It's kind of exciting to go home for that reason though- I get to revisit all of the neglected polishes that weren't deemed worthy enough to travel with me to university. In this case I got to try two newer spring polishes and a pretty blue glitter.

I had done glitter gradient halfmoons in my "Romantic Rebel" design for Valentine's Day a couple of months ago. I decided to have another go at them with a different colour scheme. I still like the first version better, but I'm pretty pleased with these! I usually have trouble pairing this glitter with other polishes, but I think I found a winning combination :)

I started with OPI You're Such A Budapest on all of my nails. Then I used a striping brush to paint on and fill in the halfmoons with China Glaze Fade Into Hue. I used a dotting tool to pick up and place individual pieces of hex glitter from Sephora by OPI Indi-Go With The Flow along the halfmoon. Then I used the polish brush to concentrate more glitter around that area, dragging the brush toward the tip to create a gradient.

What do you think of these glitter gradient halfmoons? I'd like to try them again with different glitter soon! :)



  1. I love these colours combines pretty! x

    Meant To Attend

  2. This looks so pretty! I love it.

  3. I like this idea. I'd like to see what other colour/glitter combos you come up with for this design. I've tried a half moon before but the stickers I have always make them look wonky lol.

  4. these are soo pretty! the colours work perfectly together :)